If you are bothered by annoying Chrome desktop notifications such as Facebook notifications or ads from random sites, here’s how to turn off Google Chrome notifications on Windows 10 from the sites of your choice.
Why disable Chrome notifications in Windows 10?
Notification is a useful feature in Windows 10, but it can be annoying when notifications keep popping up too often. Sometimes you can force minimize your app or game while you’re at it. The most common Google Chrome notifications are the notifications requested by Facebook. If you are logged into your Facebook account in Chrome, whenever there is a notification or a new message in Facebook Messenger, Chrome will send you a pop-up notification via the Action Center on the Windows 10 desktop.
Imagine that you are part of a Facebook Messenger group and the group members are very active in chat, you will probably get non-stop popup notifications from Chrome every time someone chat in the group.
Some sites like producthunt.com also force some ad notification pop-ups through Chrome on Windows 10. When allowed to send notifications from your Chrome browser, these sites will gradually generate notifications mainly related to ads on your Windows 10 desktop.
Related issue: Chrome or Firefox keeps opening new tabs on its own.
How to disable Chrome notifications in Windows 10
To disable Google Chrome notifications from certain sites or all sites On a Windows 10 laptop or desktop, follow the steps below.
- On your Windows 10 computer, open Google Chrome .
- Click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner, then select Setting .
- Scroll down to the end and click on the link Advanced .
- Under Privacy and security, click Content settings .
- Then click Notifications .
- To disable Chrome notifications from all sites , uncheck the option Ask before sending .
- To block only certain sites, next to Block, click Add . Then enter the address of the site you want to block and click Add .
- If you see the guilty site listed Let , remove it from the list.
When you’re done with the setup, close Google Chrome and restart your computer. Chrome should stop sending you notifications in Windows 10 from sites you’ve previously blocked.
It is worth noting that if you are browsing in incognito mode (private mode), Chrome will not send any notification on Windows 10.
Use adware cleaner to disable Chrome Windows 10 notifications
The above method should do the trick to disable any unwanted Chrome notifications in Windows 10. If the problem persists and a notification keeps popping up even though it is already blocking in Chrome, it may be caused by adware or malware trying to hijack your Chrome configures and forces your sites to the allowed list.
If that’s the case, you will need to scan your PC with an antivirus program or Adware cleaning software. We recommend Kaspersky Free Antivirus or Malwarebytes Adware Cleaner .
There are many programs, even prominent ones, that will force advertising pop-ups through Chrome notifications in Windows 10. These programs do not appear as viruses or dangerous software for some antivirus programs.
If even an adware cleaner can’t identify the problem software, you may need to manually recover what you installed earlier that is most likely to cause the problem, and try to remove it.